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I’ve just completed 6 weeks tonight of no nicotine. I had a slip a few weeks in of one. It was gone very quickly but left me feeling like I would fail again. There have been a number of times when I’ve thought of going to the shops to get some but I haven’t. Somewhere within myself I’m finding the strength to keep going with my quit, and also finding new ways of dealing with stress and difficult ...
Been using nicotine patches and munching on gums from last week. Gradually decreasing the numbers of cigarettes each day has been really helpful for me to deal with withdrawal symptoms until yesterday. Gave a try to Nicorette quick mist, little harsh on throat but it worked well during strong urges and cravings.
Didn't smoke any today and will be doing same for tomorrow and coming days.
Two weeks down and a couple of days into week 3. I am still so grumpy sometimes! Anyone care to share around when this part subsides? I know I definitely don't want to smoke but I am being really unpleasant to be around at times and feel like I can't control my emotions as well as I typically can. Help!
I don't have a hint or a tip. I had gone seven months without a cigarette. I had had cravings but I had always gotten over them. This time in October almost 7 months to the day I had quit I decided to give in. I don't even know what made me give in. I kind of knew for days I was going to.
I have reached week 2 I have all the help as in patches and inhaler, but it's not easy. My tip is to be stronger than the urge!! The urge is hard but keep busy as possible either doing things you love or hate, I have done a lot of housework haha.
I'm back but confused. My last username was patches now I'm fluffy. Oh well, it is a clunky old website.
I quit nearly 6 months ago using Champix. They ripped it off the shelves mid course so I had to go it alone. Things got nasty a week off Champix but I persevered. I completed an accounting course while being thrown into the worst physical withdrawals ever that lasted well over a month. I'd s...
Now into my 5th week of quitting. I’m surprised by how my cravings are dying down. I think it’s because I’ve been making the commitment to not smoke whatever happens and no matter what I’m feeling. These things pass ! I also used cigarettes to suppress stress and “ help” me feel better. But this is an illusion. It’s what I associate them with is what has led me to be a smoker in the past. And th...
i’m 30 days clean. i slipped up after a stressful day but in saying that…i didn’t finish the cigarette. ive been doing other things to help with temptation. exercising and doing other productive things. since lockdown ended in nsw i’ve been going out more with friends and that has helped to keep me occupied
Closing in on 5 weeks quit and the cravings are less. I’m feeling much more confident. I’m finding the best way to beat cravings is distraction. Whatever you can think of to help. Write a list of things you can do instead of smoking. Who wants to smoke anyway it has nothing going for it - super expensive, causes cancer and heart disease, ageing of the skin plus it really stinks. So many other rea...
Just checking in as it’s important to keep doing so. Socialising at night with alcohol is really easy now to the point where I forget about smoking. The biggest help for me has just been time. At the start I would talk about it all the time and I think for me that was really important. The brain is a wonderful thing . Take care everyone and believe on yourselves x
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